Jim Hodgson is a journalist who has worked mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the past three decades, he has written for a variety of church-based and other media. He worked in the Dominican Republic for two years in the late 1980s and in Mexico for six years in the mid and late 1990s. Since 2000, he has worked with the United Church of Canada as program coordinator for partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In past refugee crises, Canada has responded swiftly and assertively. From the aftermath of World War II, through crises in Hungary in 1956, Chile in 1973, and Southeast Asia in the late 1970s, Canadians responded generously, receiving on each of those occasions tens of thousands of refugees into our communities. In 1999, Canada took extraordinary measures to evacuate thousands of refugees from Kosovo. Why should we do less now?
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